People: Electricite de France SA (EDF.PA)
de Rivaz, Vincent
Mr. Vincent de Rivaz has been Group Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Executive Officer of EDF Energy, Member of the Executive Committee at ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE S.A. since March 2015. He graduated in Engineering from Ecole Nationale Superieure d’Hydraulique in Grenoble. He began his career with the EDF Group in 1977 as hydraulic engineer in the External Engineering Department, participating in the building of hydroelectric works in Africa, Guyana and New Caledonia. From 1985 to 1991 he was responsible for the Far East Region at the International Division and contributed to the Group’s development in China in the nuclear, thermal, hydraulic and distribution sectors. From 1991 to 1994 he was Director of the EDF National Centre for Hydraulic Equipment, responsible for engineering on the EDF Group’s hydraulic projects, in France and abroad, and specifically managed the launch of the Nam Theun 2 project in Laos. In 1995, he was appointed Deputy Director of the International Division, and then became Director of Major Projects. In 1999, he was appointed Vice President of the Corporate Finance Division and in 2000 became Director of Strategy and Financial Operations. Appointed Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LE Group in England in February 2002, he directed the acquisition and integration operations of Seaboard, with the former London Electricity and the grids of eastern England, creating EDF Energy in 2003. In 2008 and 2009, the acquisition then integration of British Energy, the largest British nuclear plant operator, made EDF Energy the leader on the British electricity market, the number one electricity producer and supplier. In 2010, he managed the implementation of the disposal of EDF Energy’s distribution network activity. He led the development of EDF's new nuclear projects in Great Britain with the Hinkley Point C project as the first objective.
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